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Imagination raises MIPS bid
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12/17/2012   1 comment
The bidding war between Imagination Technologies and Ceva for MIPS Technologies Inc. has reached $100 million. MIPS is a long-established licensor of processor architectures and IP.
IBM provides Russia with 90-nm process
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12/15/2012   2 comments
IBM has agreed to help Russia's Angstrem out with a 90-nm manufacturing process as part of a broader agreement on collaboration that will range from mathematics to microelectronics and computer science.
Altera eyes FDSOI process for FPGAs
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12/15/2012   4 comments
In what could signify a move away from foundry TSMC, Altera has been looking at a fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator manufacturing process as an option for future FPGAs.
Chip sales slide in Q4 amid inventory, pricing gloom
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12/14/2012   5 comments
Weak holiday consumer demand pulls down 2012 chip market to negative territory.
Apple could ship 100M iPads in 2013
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12/14/2012   Post a comment
The iPad continues to dominate tablet market in 2012, and at least one analyst forecasts the Apple could ship 100 million iPads in 2013.
Lattice ship 15 million iCE FPGAs and counting…
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12/14/2012   Post a comment
Ultra-low density FPGAs reach historic shipment level; will be featured at CES 2013.
Aldec supports ARM Cortex-A9 in HES-7 ASIC prototyping platform
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12/14/2012   Post a comment
The HES-7 leverages the Xilinx Virtex-7 2000T All Programmable FPGA and the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC.
Lattice's MIPI CSI-2 image sensor bridge reference design
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12/14/2012   Post a comment
"Mobile Innovation" reference design enables image sensors to be used in a variety of consumer applications.
Altera, ARM announce adaptive FPGA embedded S/W toolkit
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12/14/2012   1 comment
Unique partnership creates DS-5 toolkit that removes debugging barriers for SoC FPGA devices.
Chip market rebound coming, survey says
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12/14/2012   3 comments
A broad-based chip market rebound will help the U.S. move ahead of China as the most important market, according to a global semiconductor survey.
10 Tech Gifts to Buy Your Engineer for Christmas
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12/14/2012   29 comments
Techies know what they want in their stockings, but significant others who think a chip goes with dip can't. Here's what'll be appreciated.
Ireland still set for FinFETs, says Intel exec
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12/14/2012   8 comments
Despite sending Irish workers home from training Intel is still working hard in Ireland to prepare for the introduction of P1272, its 14-nm FinFET manufacturing process.
Foundries not dead, just evolving, says Globalfoundries CEO
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12/13/2012   11 comments
Intel has publicly declared the fabless/foundry model as dead or dying, but Ajit Manocha, CEO of Globalfoundries, says it is simply being born again.
Intel's FinFETs approach draws fire from rivals
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12/13/2012   8 comments
The FinFET popularized by Intel is just one option to keep chip technology driving to ever small dimensions, said a group of experts in an IEDM debate.
ST's TS 881 comparator operates at 1.1 volt
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12/13/2012   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has introduced the TS881 comparator compatible with supply voltages as low as 1.1V over a wide temperature range.
Low-power comparators enhance portable technology for heathcare sector
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12/13/2012   Post a comment
ST has launched the first in new family of comparators that offers industry-leading power consumption and speed for faster performance and longer battery life.
Texas Instruments ISO1540 and ISO1541 isolators
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12/13/2012   Post a comment
TI rolled out the lowest-power, bidirectional I2C isolators that are intended to extend the lifetime of industrial isolation.
Altera's shipping its first SoC FPGAs
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12/12/2012   1 comment
Altera's SoC FPGAs deliver a preferred feature set that meets the performance and reliability requirements of embedded system developers.
FDSOI roadmap renames next node as 14-nm
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12/12/2012   5 comments
Documents presented at a meeting about fully depleted silicon on insulator (FDSOI) chip manufacturing in San Francisco show that the FDSOI roadmap now omits a 20-nm and goes straight to 14-nm and then on to 10-nm on a two-yearly period.
IBM details 3-D server chip stacks
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12/12/2012   4 comments
IBM will show work stacking 45-nm server processors with memory and transceivers at IEDM, techniques that could give it significant performance and power gains.
MediaTek targets Qualcomm with quad-core/modem SoC
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12/12/2012   6 comments
MediaTek hopes its quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC can compete with Qualcomm, which just announced two quad-core chips with integrated modems.
IBM paves way for wearable electronics, folding displays
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12/11/2012   6 comments
A cost effective way to manufacture thin, flexible electronics could revolutionize system design.
Huawei, spurned by U.S., expands in Europe
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12/11/2012   4 comments
Huawei has been shut out of key segments of the U.S. telecom market out of national security concerns. In response, the Chinese telecom giant is expanding in Europe.
Intel leapfrogs ARM (for now) with Atom server SoC
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12/11/2012   20 comments
Intel is shipping Centerton, aka the S1200, claiming design wins for the server SoC aimed at fending off a growing crowd of ARM server SoCs.
Renesas eyes foreign CEO, nominations welcome
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12/11/2012   18 comments
There’s nothing surprising about Japan Inc. bailing out Renesas. Rumors are now swirling about the desire for a foreign CEO. Who would you pick?
SuVolta reports 65nm parameter results at IEDM
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12/11/2012   Post a comment
At IEDM today SuVolta presents the results of analog and digital logic circuits designed with the company’s PowerShrink CMOS platform implemented in Fujitsu Semiconductor’s 65 nm process technology.
Toshiba claims MRAM can replace SRAM
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12/11/2012   7 comments
Smartphones and tablet computers could benefit from a prototype memory that Toshiba expects to be used to replace SRAM in cache memory for mobile processors.
28-nm FDSOI is production ready, says ST
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12/11/2012   11 comments
To coincide with a meeting on process technology held alongside IEDM, European chip company ST has announced that its 28-nm fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FDSOI) is available for pre-production volumes from its wafer fab at Crolles, France.
ADI introduces two waveform generators
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12/11/2012   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. has introduced the AD9106 quad-channel, 12-bit, and the AD9102 single-channel, 14-bit, 180-MSPS waveform generators, integrating on-chip static random access memory and direct digital synthesis for complex waveform generation.
Micron reportedly preps Israel job cuts
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12/11/2012   2 comments
Memory chip maker is preparing to lay off about one third of its workforce at its wafer fab in Israel, according to local news reports.
Moore’s Law seen hitting big bump at 14 nm
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12/11/2012   16 comments
Chips made at the 14-nm process node could deliver as little as half the performance boost of a new node yet still carry a price premium, experts predicted.
MIT integrates InGaAs in 22-nm design flow
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12/11/2012   Post a comment
MIT researchers claim their indium gallium arsenide transistors can challenge silicon at 22 nm.
IBM, Intel face off at 22 nm
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12/11/2012   4 comments
IBM is prototyping server CPUs in a new 3-D ready, 22-nm process disclosed at IEDM as Intel shared details of its SoC work and talked privately about its costs and foundry business.
Intel's 22-nm tri-gate SoC, how low can you leak?
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12/10/2012   6 comments
After announcing Ivy Bridge, the mainstream CPU version of its 22-nm tri-gate technology in June, Intel is back with a revamped SoC version for low power devices.
Imagination raises bid for MIPS
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12/10/2012   1 comment
Imagination Technologies, the graphics processor IP licensor, has raised its bid for processor IP specialist MIPS Technologies to $80 million in an attempt to top rival bidder Ceva.
TSMC November sales show signs of weakness
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12/10/2012   Post a comment
Sales at the leading foundry dipped sharply in November, hinting at weakness. Sales at smaller rival UMC also declined, but only in line with seasonal variation.
Top 10 smartphone gadgets & apps
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12/10/2012   9 comments
Smartphones are turning the CE industry upside down. A new design imperative is to leverage a smartphone or build a genuine "partner" for a smartphone, when designing a new gadget.
Dell’Oro surveys small cells, carrier Wi-Fi, optical nets
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12/10/2012   Post a comment
Market watchers Dell’Oro give an update on sales of small cell base stations, service provider Wi-Fi, 100 Gbit/s Ethernet and wavelength division multiplexing in the last quarter.
ARM founder sees startups hustling in hard times
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12/10/2012   5 comments
Retired ARM co-founder Sir Robin Saxby ARM said he is applying the lessons learned there to a new generation of semiconductor startups.
ST remains committed to FD-SOI, says CEO
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12/10/2012   2 comments
Despite planning to exit from its joint venture ST-Ericsson, one of few users of its fully-depleted silicon on insulator (FDSOI) manufacturing process, European chip maker intends to keep faith with the technology and continue using it at its wafer fab in Crolles, near Grenoble, France.
ST-Ericsson vows to keep working on turnaround
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12/10/2012   2 comments
Loss-making mobile digital chip company ST-Ericsson NV, the joint venture that STMicroelectronics has said it will exit, has said it will not change its strategy as a result of ST's announcement.
ST to exit ST-Ericsson in 2013
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12/10/2012   12 comments
As part of a strategic plan to improve the financial situation of the company STMicroelectronics has announced its intention to exit from mobile digital joint venture ST-Ericsson during 2013.
Interactive cockpit interface concept for cars
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12/10/2012   Post a comment
At electronica, Visteon presented a range of interactive displays aimed at the automotive industry.
Linux infotainment platform is Genivi 3.0-compliant
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12/10/2012   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics announced the availability of a GENIVI 3.0 specification-compliant Linux- based Infotainment (IVI) product. The release in the first place features an improved start-up behavior and extended Bluetooth support.
Wi-Fi 802.11ac silicon IP targets mobile appliances
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12/10/2012   Post a comment
RivieraWaves announced the IEEE Wi-Fi 11n certification of its new scalable Wi-Fi 802.11ac silicon IP, available in a broad range of configurations.
NFC chip targets next-generation mobile payments
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12/10/2012   Post a comment
Qualcomm Atheros has released a near field communication (NFC) solution which will enable mobile devices with contactless communications and data exchange, including next-generation mobile payments.
Renesas puts smart home operating system into play
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12/9/2012   2 comments
Renesas is looking to combine all its software for the smart home on one real time operating system, which may be developed in-house or acquired.
Power management market is in decline in 2012
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12/7/2012   Post a comment
The market for power management semiconductors is predicted to decline by 6 percent by year-end, due mostly to pronounced softness in the global consumer markets.
AMD recasts foundry deal to save cash
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12/7/2012   Post a comment
Struggling AMD has negotiated a fixed-price wafer deal with Globalfoundries to help it conserve resources and in an attempt to generate cash.
Voyager: Electronics for the long haul
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12/7/2012   9 comments
The electronics revolution of the last four decades has contributed mightily to humankind’s attempt to test Carl Sagan’s theory: "If we are alone in the Universe, it sure seems like an awful waste of space."
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